An 80-year-old man was left traumatized after being tasered and handcuffed by the police in his own home.
Roy Morton, 80, is a retired ballet dancer and a father-of-two from London, UK, who was left in shock after armed police officers raided his home by mistake.
According to the reports, the police descended on the senior man’s home after mistaking Morton for a Black suspect in his 30s who was wanted on suspicion of possession of a firearm and assault.
Condemning the terrible police mix-up that resulted in cops storming his home and treating him like a villain, Mr. Morton said:
“I was wearing my pajamas just standing there on the tiled floor wondering desperately what the hell was going on.
“At least four police in full gear carrying machine guns were shining dazzling bright torches in my face, all shouting and screaming something unintelligible at me. They gave me no instructions, nothing.
“Suddenly one of them fired this Taser at me and the electricity started zapping. It hit me in the stomach and the top of my leg and I fell to the floor of the kitchen, helpless.
“Then they jumped on me, kneeling on my back to pin me onto the tiled floor, twisting my arms behind my back and handcuffing me and telling me I was under arrest for affray.”
As the 80-year-old, who was previously fitted a pacemaker due to his heart condition, added, he had to be examined at the hospital after the arrest before finally being taken to a police station where he was told that his ordeal was a result of a mix-up.
“I was told the officers who raided my home had in fact been looking for a 6ft black man in his 30s who lived in a flat and who may have been armed. I am white, I’m 80 years old, I’m 5ft 8 and I live in a house. I was not a threat to anyone. I could have died,” Morton added.
“What sort of training do they give these people? How could they possibly justify using such a weapon on a pensioner in his own home?”
Following the incident, the pensioner is determined to press charges against the police for causing physical and psychological damages. Morton also insists that he has been struggling with heart palpitations and insomnia ever since the shocking intrusion at his home.
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